Omaha Walk

Join us on September 8, 2019

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/08/2019
Walk Location: Lewis & Clark Landing, N. Riverfront Dr., 200 Riverfront Drive - Omaha, NE 68102
Check-in/Registration Time: 11:00 am
Program Begins: 1:30 pm
Walk Begins: 2:00 pm
Walk Ends: 4:00 pm

Click here for a map of the event.

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Amy Reed & Laura Gregory
Contact Phone: 402-208-6866 (Amy); 402-301-3966 (Laura)
Contact Email: yankeefan73@cox.net (Amy); lauralgregory@gmail.com (Laura)

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Omaha Walk

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Click the Register Now button at the top of the page to get started right away.

Become a Sponsor

Download the Omaha Walk Corporate Partnership Packet

We also have an Omaha Walk Community Partnership Packet available for smaller businesses.  With Community Partnership opportunities starting at only $250, this is a perfect opportunity to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. 

All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits!

Help Spread the Word!

Download the Omaha WALK FLYER to send to family and friends and display in your community.  Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives!  Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness


  Follow Us! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page.  View our event page.

 
  Follow Us! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness to your tweets!
 

  Remember your LinkedIn connections!
 
 
 Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in walker central (must be logged in)

 

There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  Tell your story about why you walk!

Pets

All pets should be leashed.  Local laws regarding pets apply.

T-Shirts

Raise $150 by 09/08/2019 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt!

Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations at the registration table the day of the Walk. 

Activities of Hope and Healing

Tribute Signs

NEW THIS YEAR! Earn A Tribute Sign honoring a loved one to be displayed along the route. Details attached. Restrictions Apply.

Resource Center

Come visit our FREE Resource Center! Local Mental Health Wellness organizations and businesses on hand with information available for you to take home!

Memory Wall

Bring photos of loved ones to share on the Memory Wall. Please bring COPIES, do not bring ORIGINALS. We are not responsible for photos left at the Memory Wall. Photos can be picked up after the event. There is no cost to add photos/memories to the memory wall.

Honor Beads

Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through. Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection.

There is an honor bead for everyone, whether you have lost a loved one, struggle personally, support a friend and/or family member, or all of the above.

Honor beads will be available for participants at no cost.

Other Activities

AFSP Nebraska will have a merchandise tent available onsite. Cash and Card Accepted.

Raffle Drawings, Meals, Drinks and Baked Goods will be for sale at the Event! Water will be provided along the route at no coast to participants. Cash accepted at all areas. Cards accepted at SOME areas.

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, support, and a walk that unites a campus and community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. 

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the walk!

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